How Do Skin Lightening Products Work on the Skin?

Intense Pulsed Light™ Treatment in San Francisco, CA Patients who have dark spots, sun spots, melasma, or other pigmentation issues on their skin are often visiting with Dr. Anthony Waechter of San Francisco, CA to learn about skin lightening products. Many patients will find that skin lightening products can be a wonderful addition to their skin care regimen. Skin lightening products are best used for reducing the appearance of these pigmented areas and helping blend them in with the natural skin tone. These skin lightening products work for patients of Aura Skin Spa because they integrate a chemical ingredient known as hydroquinone for the correction of spots and skin tone imperfections.

What is hydroquinone and how does it work in lightening the skin?

When patients are dealing with pigmentation issues on the skin, they will often benefit from skin lightening products that contain hydroquinone. Hydroquinone works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration. This medication needs to be used as directed as the bleaching cream can impact other areas and result in unwanted skin lightening. This chemical in topical creams can provide results over time, and can address hyperpigmentation issues including:

  • Melasma
  • Sun spots/sun damage
  • Liver/age spots
  • Freckles

Some of these darker patches of skin may be caused by certain medications such as birth control pills and hormone medication. Other discoloration may be a result of pregnancy, injury to the skin, or genetics. When patients book an appointment with Dr. Anthony Waechter and undergo an evaluation, they can determine the cause of their problem and decide if skin lightening products are most appropriate for treatment. Our team works directly with patients to help ease their concerns and provide treatments and products that are best suited for their unique needs. There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to skin care and health.

Interested in skin lightning products or services?

Consider working with Dr. Anthony Waechter of Aura Skin Spa in San Francisco, CA. Our providers can make recommendations and provide treatments that can even out the skin tone and lighten areas of concern. Call the practice at (415) 788-3800 to schedule your visit and speak to our professionals about the solutions available for your skin! The practice is conveniently located at 118 Columbus Avenue.

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